Latin Name: Angelica archangelica
Plant Family: Umbelliferae
Extraction: Distillation of seeds & roots
Angelica is a colourless to pale yellow oil which turns yellow to brown with age. It has a rich herbaceous body note. Distilled from the roots of the plant,
A water-loving herb that is often found nearby rivers and streams, growing tall and large with broad pointed leaves dividing into smaller leaflets covered by tiny greenish-white flowers. Varieties of this plant grow all over Northern Europe as well as Iceland, Greenland and central Russia. There are over thirty different types but this is the most commonly used medicinally.
Angelica has been used in Europe for centuries for coughs, indigestion, colds and bronchial ailments. In China, it is well known for fortifying the spirit with a reputation second only to ginseng.
Angelica essential oil is a base note and blends well with, citrus oils, patchouli, vetiver and clary sage.